2023 Advent - Day 20
As you prepare yourself for worship, listen to the following song, and sing along if you know it: "To Be Like You" by Hillsong Worship
As you worship, meditate on the example of Jesus.
Read the following passage: Matthew 2: 9-12
As you study, consider how the Wise Men expressed their celebration of the birth of the Messiah. Then, answer the questions below to dive deeper!
- Are you surprised when you read that the Maji met Jesus in a house? How does this differ from typical depictions of the nativity scene?
- What is the significance of the Magi’s gifts to Jesus? Why bring gold, frankincense, and myrrh instead of something more practical?
- The Maji’s immediate response to seeing Jesus is one of overwhelming joy and worship. How does this response compare to the way you interact with Jesus?
- In this passage, God uses a few supernatural elements such as astrological signs and sending messages in a dream. How do you react to learning that there are parts of God that we simply cannot understand logically?
Lord, we proclaim You as worthy of our highest celebration and our gifts! We thank You for setting the example for us by living the perfect life that we could never live.